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Halvarssons Macan jeans in blue
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Halvarssons Macan jeans in blue (HAL718)

£199.00

Product Information

Many years ago, we used to sell loads of Halvarssons' denim jeans. But unfortunately, as the jean market evolved and developed, Halvarssons failed to update its offering. But for 2018, the company has introduced a new jean that puts them back in the game. Their jean is single layer that's woven using aramid fibres, and what we really like about it is that it's incredibly plain and simple. There's no heavy-handed treatment to the denim, and there are no stitch lines, panels or darting. These would easily pass for something you bought from a high street store. They come with CE armour for the knees and hips but, as ever, the question is how protective, and how abrasion resistant, are they? Now even though the new CE regulations don't officially come into force for another year, Halvarssons has produced all its 2018 clothing to meet the new standard. The good news is that these new jeans meet the highest AAA standard; there's an A and AA standard below it. 

The new standard, though, measures abrasion with a new machine that records abrasion in reference to a speed rather than an elapsed time. It's very difficult to be accurate when it comes to comparing the old and the new standards. Now some reports suggest that the AAA standard is meant to mirror the old Level 1 standard. This would bring the Macan jeans in at a four second slide time. Of course, we can't confirm this, but as the new tests don't mean much yet we cannot really compare these jeans with any others. Our guess is that four seconds is going to be about not far off, and that puts them pretty close to a pair of leather jeans. Either way, four seconds is more than enough for road riding. We think, therefore, that they provide an excellent balance of price, style and protection. Come and try a pair on. You'll like them, and the price is not bad either. The Macan jeans comes in regular and short leg lengths.

Specification

  • Aramid Denim
  • Mesh lined front
  • Three open front pockets, including a coin pocket, and two rear pockets
  • Light, comfortable and protective
  • Adjustable CE-approved armour Level 2

Reviews

David Buck: Mr

I'm a 31/32" leg length so bought a pair of the normal leg (33.5") version thinking a could turn up at the bottoms however these were far too long with the knee armour in the wrong place so exchanged for the short 30" versions. These fit perfectly so in my view are longer than advertised. Great looking jeans on and they really do feel like a standard pair of jeans. Knee and hip armour is adjustable and the hip armour is in the correct place unlike some jeans where it is halfway down the outside of your thigh. Feel like good quality and if like me, you were loath to pay £350 for a single layer jean then these are a fantastic compromise. Can easily see these being my go to pair of jeans this summer. Definitely worth the money.

Dave McNally: Mr

I've only dropped these one star because of the sizing. The quality feels great but I feel the only true review of the manufactur could come after seeing how the protect in a fall, and that is not in my plans. The sizing - well the legs are very long. I'm 6'4 with a 33/34 leg and these need shortening in the regular length! The knee armour hits the right spot though. They are also tight in the crotch and thigh area. I'm not sure why bike jeans all seem to be built for people that skipped leg day, but I can't get the hip armour in. Just not happening, but that is the same in all my bike jeans, even my Roadskins that have a stretch panel to help. Perhaps motolegends could use some of their influence to point out we all don't have skinny thighs???

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